Film Events

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama / Japan / Japanese with English subtitles / 1958 / 98 min.
This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin (Kinuyo Tanaka), a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness...

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Master origami artist Ruthanne Bessman will present a program focusing on multiple aspects of a single topic--origami--for a uniquely rich exploration of human culture. Participants will learn about the history and tradition of paper folding in Japan and how origami techniques have had an impact throughout history, and have even contributed to problem solving in science and medicine in today's technology-driven global culture. Following her talk will be a hands-on workshop on making cards,...

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join Central Cinema's cinesthesia for Cinephiles as they present Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Oshima. In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp, run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor. Starring Tom...

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

"REPO MAN is one of those movies that slips through the cracks and gives us all a little weirdo fun. It is the first movie I know about that combines (1) punk teenagers, (2) automobile repossessors, and (3) aliens from outer space. This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn't made from any known formula and doesn't follow the rules."

-Roger Ebert

Join us at Pinney on December 5th at 6:30 for our first Cult Night screening. Every now and then we hope to...

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Comedy / USA / 2008 / 96 minutes
a comedy thriller from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. At the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, analyst Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) arrives for a top-secret meeting. Unfortunately for Cox, the secret is soon out; he is being ousted. Cox does not take the news particularly well and returns to his Georgetown home to work on his memoirs and his drinking, not necessarily in that order. His wife Katie (Tilda Swinton) is dismayed, though not...

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Learn how to use melted wax to create designs and then apply dye for more pattern and color to create unique gift tags for the holidays. Many different kinds of paper can be batiked: bring an assortment of your own to work with: typing paper, drawing paper, maps, wrapping paper, manilla folders, tags. The only criteria is that the paper can't be highly coated. Dye can stain so wear appropriate clothing.

This workshop will be led by Laura Komai, who owns Anthology gift shop on State...

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for Hawthorne's Free Friday Feature! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the second Friday of each month.

This film is rated PG-13. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

"A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy" (IMDB, 2014).

Sunday Without God
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Fifteen years ago on a Sunday, God abandoned the world and closed the gate to Heaven, leaving the souls of humankind trapped in limbo. With the dead unable to rest and the living unable to have children, the world is slowly coming to a halt. The only key to mankind's salvation rests with the Gravekeepers, mysterious beings charged with the task of sending the deceased to their final resting place.

Twelve-year-old Ai, one of the last children in the world, soon finds herself...

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 2:00pm
Pinney Library

Join us at Pinney Library for this special Christmas matinee as we watch Buddy, a human raised with elves at the North Pole, travels to New York City to seek out his real father (with the permission of Santa, of course) in a much beloved new holiday classic.

This movie is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to attend this event. Seating is first come first serve and limited to 50 attendees.


Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama / Italy / 2013 / 142 min. / Italian with English subtitles
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the lavish...